King Philanthropies Chronicle

Explore the ongoing story of our work to combat global poverty by multiplying the impact of the high-performing leaders and organizations.

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Announcing the King Climate Action Initiative (K-CAI)

With a $25 million gift from King Philanthropies, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT launches an initiative to combat both climate change and poverty through scalable, evidence-based solutions.

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March 20, 2020

Fight by Focusing: As Coronavirus Spreads, Lessons from Last Mile Health

Even amid crises, high-performing nonprofits like Last Mile Health thrive by adhering to a clear, focused mission—and by resisting the temptation to be all things to all stakeholders.

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February 13, 2020

Pay-It-Forward Scaling: A Powerful New Approach Exemplified by CAMFED

Nonprofits today are under pressure to scale their impact by finding new sources of revenue and by expanding their pipeline of future leaders. CAMFED demonstrates the power of “pay-it-forward scaling” to achieve those goals.

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January 9, 2020

The Next Frontier: Leveraging the Nobel Prize to Shape the Future

Leaders from Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) discuss the pressing challenge of climate change, the opportunity to leverage digital data for social impact, and the importance of strong leadership.

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January 1, 2020

A Letter from Our Founders: Top 10 Themes of 2019

In their 2019 Founders’ Letter, Bob and Dottie King review key themes—from defining a bold strategic objective to addressing climate change—that reflect the work of King Philanthropies over the preceding year.

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December 9, 2019

2019 Nobel Prize Recipient, Abhijit Banerjee, Reflects on Leadership in the Social Sector

A Nobel laureate discusses his vision for alleviating global poverty, his hopes for the future of data-driven evaluation, his views on forming strong professional relationships, and his sources of personal inspiration.

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August 20, 2019

King Philanthropies Featured in New Case Study at the Stanford Graduate School of Business

A case study on King Philanthropies’ decision to expand King Essentials to India sheds light on the trade-offs that foundations face when they make funding choices that affect the lives of millions of people.

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May 22, 2019

Announcing the Stanford King Center on Global Development

A research center at Stanford University—renamed in recognition of support from Bob and Dottie King—brings together scholars and students to pursue innovative approaches to challenges in the developing world.

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February 11, 2019

Announcing Global Scholars on Air

King Philanthropies launches a podcast series that features the unfiltered stories of our Global Scholars—university students who are committed to achieving far-reaching impact in the world.

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January 1, 2019

King Philanthropies’ Top 10 Themes of 2018

In their 2018 Founders’ Letter, Bob and Dottie King review key themes—from pursuing a bold mission to driving social sector excellence—that reflect the work of King Philanthropies over the preceding year.

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